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Posted by Nate Goldman on Wednesday, October 30th 2019:

In Reply to: Re: Beauty in Brooklyn posted by Barb on Wednesday, October 30th 2019:

I'll tell you what I remember about the Prospect Park Zoo. In the 1950's, on a very cold winter day, I was visiting the zoo with my Aunt and Uncle, Parents, and my brother and cousin. We were standing outside, a safe distance from a cage housing a very large gorilla. Evidently, the gorilla was incensed at the crowd, standing outside of his cage. I believe that the crowd was throwing snacks at him through the cage bars; the large gorilla didn't appreciate their actions, and was throwing their snacks back at them. He was eating a banana, and didn't want to be disturbed, or have people smirking at him. When the onlookers wouldn't walk away and leave the ape alone, he started pounding on the bars of the cage, and making very loud sounds. It was a scene which was similar to King Kong, when he was chained at the end, in a theater, just before he escaped in Manhattan. In any event, the gorilla had all that he could stand from that crowd. I remember the ape proceeded to violently spit at the crowd through the bars of his cage. Believe me, that got their attention, and the crowd soon left the ape alone.

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